Architectures of Misinformation #australiaburns
As many would have already witnessed, misinformation is rampant as a global public attempts to make sense of the unprecedented scale and ferocity of the fires burning across Australia.
Gathering UTS experts across fields of digital & social media as well as journalism, this session will offer ways to understand misinformation, conspiracy theories, and 'alternative facts' by carefully unpacking this explosive media landscape.
100% of proceeds donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund
- A/Prof Heather Ford: Head of Digital and Social Media at UTS whose research focuses on the increased deployment of algorithms to organise knowledge about people, places, events and things.
- Dr Amelia Johns: Senior Lecturer in Digital and Social Media at UTS. Research focus: digital citizenship.
- Dr Francesco Bailo: Lecturer in Digital and Social Media at UTS. Research focus: political participation & social media.
- Sue Stephenson is a multi award-winning journalist with 35 years experience as a reporter, producer and newsroom leader. She joined UTS in 2018. She is also a Google News Initiative trainer.
- Moderated by Anne Kruger, First Draft Sydney bureau editor and Acting Co-Director of the Centre of Media Transitions, UTS
The first of a new series, PRECURSOR, in which creative thinkers take hot button issues and cool them down with refreshingly reasonable dialogue.
Please join us for refreshments and more discussion at the Palace Procecco Bar after the session.